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Black Lung Program

Southern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana Respiratory Disease Program

(866) 252-9732  toll free  (appointments are preferred)

Through the Southern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana Respiratory Disease Program/Black Lung Program, coal miners are receiving assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of black lung disease and other breathing disorders.  Our services are FREE.  The Southern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana Respiratory Disease Program provides the following:

  • Federal Black Lung Application
  • Black Lung Widow’s Claim
  • Case Management
  • Medicare Part D and IL Cares Rx application
  • Patient Education
  • Social Security Disability Application
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Home Visits on Request

Illinois Outreach Sites:

Illinois Main Office (with Shawnee Alliance)

6355 Brandhorst Drive, Carterville, IL

By Appointment ONLY:  Tuesdays – Fridays  9 am – 3 pm

Benton UMWA Office

1530 North Main Street, Benton, IL

Mondays  9 am – 11 am

Hayer Senior Center

500 West Walnut St., Sparta, IL

2nd Thursday of the Month  1 pm – 3 pm

Golden Circle/Smith-Moore Center

15 Veterans Drive, Harrisburg, IL

3rd Wednesday of the Month  1 pm – 3 pm